The Financial Times reports Apple has announced plans to launch a research app that would collect user health data from iPhone and Apple Watch owners for the purpose of product development. Apple said the app will work to "advance science" and hopes such a pitch will entice data subjects to opt in to data collection. Users will control app participation, know which studies they join and remain apprised on results. Apple also claims no data will be sold to third parties through the app. Meanwhile, U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., introduced legislation to halt health data mining from wearable personal devices. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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